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Today's poem is "The Sea"
from Night's Body

Turning Point Books

George Keithleyís epic poem The Donner Party was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and has been adapted as a play and an opera. He and his wife live in Chico, California. His recent collections include The Starry Messenger (Pittsburgh).

Other poems by George Keithley in Verse Daily:
April 4, 2003:  "In The Monastery Garden" "Love is not longing it is action..."
March 30, 2003:  "Herons" "Herons thrive in Ostia where no ship sails..."

Books by George Keithley:

Other poems on the web by George Keithley:
Three poems

About Night's Body:

"A notable event in poetry; an experiment that triumphantly succeeds."
—X. J. Kennedy

"George Keithley writes a poetry of lyrical beauty, historical awareness, philosophical nuance, and serene clarity. His vision is sequential and uncommonly humane. Keithley's poetry possesses a quality one can neither teach nor purchase: that of grace."
—Marvin Bell



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